Philadelphia Tenants Union (PTU)

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The Philadelphia Tenants Union in action.

Philly is in a housing crisis, and we're here to stop that.

The Philadelphia Tenants Union was founded in 2016 and is a tenant-led organization dedicated to winning safe, decent, and affordable housing for every renter in Philly. Philadelphia is currently experiencing a housing crisis, where a fifth of the city's affordable housing has been lost between 2000-2014, eviction rates are as high as 15% in certain sections of the city, and landlords hold more power than ever in the courts and in the lobbying room. The PTU is committed to fighting against this through grassroots direct action and campaigning for laws such as Just Cause that would protect vulnerable tenants from unfair evictions. We believe that unless tenants across the city band together to fight for their rights, landlords will only keep getting stronger, housing prices will continue to rise, and people will continue to be displaced from their neighborhoods.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's home page.

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